Topic-icon Secure erasure of data from USB drive

3 months 4 weeks ago #3578 by 34jonston

KudoShinichi wrote:

Kept all harddisks and then get rid of laptops/notebooks :D
Eh, then no value leh. haha. But actually come to think of it, it's really quite risky cos i won't know how people can recover back files which has already been deleted. Maybe I shouldn't sell at all. Sigh..

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3 months 4 weeks ago - 3 months 4 weeks ago #3581 by KudoShinichi

Unless u can find those 7-pass erase software to totally wipe clean the hard disk. I remembered seeing a storage engineer using their proprietary one to erase the data in 7 passes in our storage box at the end of a storage tech refresh project.

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3 months 4 weeks ago #3584 by longkeke

KudoShinichi wrote:

Unless u can find those 7-pass erase software to totally wipe clean the hard disk. I remembered seeing a storage engineer using their proprietary one to erase the data in 7 passes in our storage box at the end of a storage tech refresh project.
Hey, you can try Darik's Boot And Nuke, pretty reliable and safe. End of the day, its all about security, there's no end to it. So just make use of some trusted softwares to erase them securely will do.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #3585 by Icemanssl22

Data Degaussing is what you guy are looking for i believe.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #3586 by ronnie101

Icemanssl22 wrote:

Data Degaussing is what you guy are looking for i believe.
What's that? is that an expensive way to shred data?

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3 months 3 weeks ago #3590 by Icemanssl22

Degaussing is the only safe method to remove data from HD. Most companies usually go one step further and pair their data erasure methods with crushing. Once data is wiped, organizations can remove or destroy the platter on a hard drive to ensure complete certainty the information is unattainable.

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